February 4, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 42

Stories from the February 4, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column:GW’s 21st century version of The Breakfast Club

As I sit here in Kogan Plaza on this fine, sunny January afternoon, I find myself confused. This confusion stems from two sources, but at the moment they seem to be fused into one big blur. The sun is shinning, it is 70 degrees out and I’m drinking lemonade. The issue arises in the date […]

GW logo gets makeover

GW will get a new look for George Washington’s birthday that administrators hope will unify the image of different campus departments and reproduce more readily for advertising. Featuring a portrait of the University’s namesake, the new logo will be unveiled at a ceremony Feb. 22. It has already appeared on some advertisements and promotional material. […]

D.C. gets anti-terror aid

Speaking at the GW Hospital Thursday, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson announced an increase in $1.1 billion in federal funds to help states become better prepared for bioterrorism. “This is the largest one-time investment in national public health ever,” Thompson said, drawing applause. Local and national media crowded the lobby for Thompson’s […]

Students debate role at GW

Tensions ran high at a Black Student Union town-hall meeting Thursday night as students gathered in the Marvin Center to discuss the quality of black student life at GW and the role of black and other minority organizations on campus. Many students at the meeting said there is room for improvement among black organizations and […]

Graduate classes move to 17th street classrooms

Classes began last week in a newly-leased GW building on 17th Street across from the Old Executive Building. Fourteen classrooms at 1776 G St. will host GW engineering classes for seven to 10 years, according to a deal the University negotiated with the Hines Company. The Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department, a graduate-level studies […]

Former Ethiopia ambassador urges caution

Former U.S. ambassador David Shinn warned against U.S. military action in Somalia in the wake of Sept. 11 in an Elliott School lecture Jan. 29. Shinn addressed recent media speculation that Somalia is set to become the next American target in the war on terrorism to about 50 people, including students and former diplomats, in […]

Around Campus

Margaret Cho kicks off Winter Hoopla Comedienne Margaret Cho will host GW Comedy Night Feb. 19 at 10 p.m. in the Smith Center. Comedy Night is part of GW’s Winter Hoopla, sponsored by the Program Board, Student Association and Student Activities Center. Tickets for GW students are on sale at Ticketmaster, Marvin Center ground floor, […]

Hospital showcases decontamination unit

U.S. and D.C. officials toured GW Hospital’s decontamination unit Thursday, the first facility developed in the city to handle biological terror patients after Sept. 11. The unit has two sets of eight showers, with separate entrances for men and women on the 23rd Street side of the hospital. GW biohazard expert Dr. Craig D’Atley said […]

GW endowment drops

In a year when university endowments dropped nationwide, GW fared better than most schools with similar sized portfolios. GW’s 3.3 percent loss translates to a loss of about $24.6 million in investments, which officials say will not affect operations. From July 2000 to June 2001, GW gained ground on universities it competes with for applicants […]

Colonials streak continues at La Salle

The Colonials assembled a second-half effort in their 83-70 loss to La Salle Saturday reminiscent of the season’s early days, when erasing a double-digit halftime deficit seemed like just another play in the Karl Hobbs handbook. But since GW’s losing streak began last month, GW hasn’t played with the electricity a comeback requires. The Colonials […]